Umbrella Festival 2017 - “Quest Under Capricorn LIVE”
In 2012 Australia’s most dynamic afro-beat / spiritual jazz group Shaolin Afronauts presented an ambitious one off concert with an expanded ensemble of eighteen musicians at the Adelaide Festival Centre’s Space Theatre. Immediately following this performance the eighteen-piece ensemble hit the studio and the resulting album Quest Under Capricorn released on Freestyle Records to wide acclaim.
Now in 2017 Shaolin Afronauts are excited to announce the return of this epic project for Umbrella Festival on July 27 at the Governor Hindmarsh. Presenting the original works in their entirety as well as new works that mark the development of the group over the past five years Quest Under Capricorn Live will be a spectacle to behold.
“This outfit ascend right here, right now on a higher plane of existence” - Blues and Soul Magazine (UK)
Positioned within the vast parallel traditions of Afrobeat and improvised music, it is Shaolin Afronauts' wide ranging musical tastes, considered production techniques and instrumental skill that sets them apart from their contemporaries.
Combining the spiritual and musical territories of West African, Ethiopian and avant-garde jazz with a heavy dose of afro-funk, The Shaolin Afronauts present a dynamic stage show and forward thinking sound that is equally at home on the dancefloor as the record player.
The Gov | Thu 27 Jul
Tickets: $25 / $20 (conc) + Booking Fee
Doors open @ 7:30 pm
Tickets available from www.thegov.com.au | www.oztix.com.au